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"at the intersection of Pobediteley-Narochanskaya str.
In wandering around I saw some amazing set-ups of lazurite
from Afghanistan, alas not crystallized, but these are polished pieces weighing up to perhaps 50 kg and there were whole tables crammed with them
The famous Sar-e-Sang lapis lazuli ocality in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan is best known, of course, for its lazurite
, but good crystals of other species are found embedded in the distinctive, pyrite-flecked white marble of the locality.
Jewelry-industrial" and "industrial" materials range down a scale from lazurite
, jadeite and nephrite at the top, through charoite, rhodonite, jasper and petrified wood, to items like "aventurine quartzite," "ophicalcite (serpentine/calcite)" and "agalmatolite (pyrophyllite/talc)," although, perhaps mercifully, the last three which merit separate chapters in the parade of chapters to follow are malachite, chalcedony and rhodonite.
com), who had e-mailed me beautiful photos of a fine lazurite
crystal and one of the new brookite specimens from Pakistan.
These were collected at (or somewhere near) the classic Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan locality revered for centuries for its lazurite
From Afghanistan, Bariand displayed choice crystals of lazurite
This is the material which generally has been called winchite in recent years, being mainly known as dense beds of greenish white, opaque to translucent crystals hopelessly upstaged by the euhedral deep blue lazurite
, sodalite, and lazurite
/sodalite crystals that rest in the beds.
5 cm long, embedded in white marble, from the lazurite
locality in the Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan.
At the Main Show, Dudley Blauwet of Mountain Minerals International had even better lazurite
and sodalite specimens, and some information about certain complexities in their composition(s).
The locality is the Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan: the place we've long known as the source of the world's only fine large lazurite
Still, the existence of elongated lazurite
twins is quite probable.